Mike Vickers' Blog

May 18, 2019

A Day in the Garden

Filed under: Gardening, Local Government, Personal — derryvickers @ 10:03 pm

To the two inevitables; Death and Taxes, add a third, Weeding.

Earlier this week I was at a meeting, at Castlebank Park in Lanark where the Aileen Campbell of the Scottish Government released a paper on Democracy Matters.
The Community has done wonders in re-establishing the gardens. They have also created a market garden, a real market garden where they grow a range of plants and vegetables for sale. I was intrigued that the growing benches are almost a metre high and I asked the workers why the height. They didn’t know but one thought for a while and said it was so much easier to work at the potting plants; and it was so obvious!

I have real experience after todays’ gardening as I have backache weeding and planting the borders!

A Happy Story

Filed under: Notre Dame, World Class — derryvickers @ 9:31 am

A happy story at last

Wood for Notre Dame

Wood for Notre Dame

May 5, 2019

It IS Cricket

Filed under: Britis Empire — derryvickers @ 2:04 pm

It’s Not Cricket

Odd what’s survived of Empire!

It Is Cricket

 

May 3, 2019

Beethoven’s 5th

Filed under: Brexit, Europe, RSNO — derryvickers @ 10:05 pm

 

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony: The most triumphal music ever written.

Music for the EU. Luckily it will be still available should we leave the EU: But why should we?

A spectacular performance this evening by the RSNO (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) in the Usher Hall Edinburgh.

Conducted by Sharon Roffman, Lead Violin. The orchestra all stood to play (except Cellos and Double Basses) just like the Scottish Ensemble.

A rapturous reception. Just read what the Scotsman hade to say not only about the 5th Symphony but the whole concert including Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto with Katherine Bryant on flute and Pippa Tunnell of harp; both regular players in the RSNO.

A nice touch, she led her team off the stage and back again (as a play).Review of Concert

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